Termite Control & Extermination
Our Termite Control Program begins with a FREE general inspection. This detailed inspection is performed to find out whether or not you currently have any wood boring insects on your property. Once this has been completed, a proposal will be drawn up to provide you with a termite protection plan for your property.
Our trained sales inspector will inform you of all of your options for termite coverage including a possible liquid application, like Premise or Termidor (described below) or the bait alternative like Sentricon® Termination Colony Elimination System with Always Active technology. You don’t have to be an expert on the differences between liquid and bait termite control to trust that our pest control heroes will have you covered! If you have a termite problem or want to prevent future infestation, call our team or schedule your FREE general inspection through the form below.
Termite Control – Baiting Option
The Sentricon® Termite Colony Elimination System with Always Active™ Technology is an environmentally responsible choice proven to eliminate termite colonies and give homeowners peace of mind.
Want to learn more about termites and the difference between bait and liquid treatment options? Watch this short video!
Termite Control – Liquid Options
Premise is one weapon we use to fight against a termite invasion. When Premise is applied to the soil around the home it creates a non-repellant treated zone. Termites enter the zone blindly and immediately become controlled by the Termiticide which keeps them from further damaging your home. Premise also has a very special characteristic called Lateral Soil Movement which allows the termiticide to spread in all directions to create a complete treated zone around the perimeter of your home.
Like other leading liquid termiticides, Termidor is lethal to termites when they ingest it (which they do readily since they don’t know it’s there). Once a termite comes into contact with Termidor, they carry it back to the colony on their bodies. When this termite comes in contact with other termites, then those termites will become carriers, able to contact and infect others. This is known as the “Transfer Effect”.
In an effort to help make our services more affordable Clegg’s does offer a Combo Deal that includes our quarterly pest control maintenance program and the Sentricon Termination Colony Elimination System. We want our customers to feel safe in their homes and protected against any outside invaders. Contact Clegg’s today to learn more.
Termites thrive in the southern United States. These wood-eating bugs live in colonies and become more active as the weather warms. Termites cause millions of dollars in property damage each year. Prevention is the best option to keep your home safe from termites. Clegg’s offers both liquid and bait termite solutions to prevent and treat termites.
Because termites consume cellulose, the main element in wood, termites can target and eat any wood source in your house. Termites burrow into their new wood homes and rarely show themselves out in the open. This means infestations can often be completely missed until the damage becomes severe. Usually, you will know you have termites after severe damage has caused structural issues with your home, or the wood they inhabit has formed a blistered or peeling surface. This happens as the pests have hollowed out the wood, leaving just a thin dirty-looking surface. Floors that buckle or wood that sounds oddly hollow when tapping on it might indicate termites. Another telltale sign is mud tubes, which termites create to travel in, are found on or around the home.
Unfortunately, most homeowners do not recognize they have termites until there is already some damage to their property. If you believe you have termites, contact Clegg’s today for a FREE general inspection.
Termite Prevention Tips
Keeping your home free of brush, ivy, and other vegetation allows the lower foundation walls and siding to be easily examined for termite transportation tubes. They are less likely to build them in areas of direct sunlight or where they are out in the open and vulnerable. Additionally, the most commonly found termites in NC need moisture for survival. Leaky plumbing, air conditioning condensation, faulty gutters, etc. should be quickly resolved to maintain an environment less attractive to termites looking to inhabit and colonize your home. Even with these preventative measures, it is best to periodically have your home inspected for any termite activity by an expert so that if there is any early activity it can be caught and prevented before costly damage is done to your home. If you think you may have an issue with termites, call us our request your FREE initial inspection to get ahead of the problem today.